When Elizabeth Rushton was born about 1889, in Newton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Rushton, was 49 and her mother, Elizabeth Cowking, was 42. She married John William Wightman in 1917, in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She died in March 1962, in Bowland, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.
English: habitational name from Rishton (Lancashire) and Rushton (Staffordshire), and perhaps also from Rushton (Cheshire, Northamptonshire), Rushton in East Stoke (Dorset), and Rhiston (Shropshire). The placenames derive from Old English risc ‘rush’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.